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Vineyard Views

vineyard views
No. 14 - Young vineyard with the temporary narrow gauge RR track laid on the sandy soil to convey the grapes to the winery. Very heavy work. Each section of track needed four men to lay it down and bolt it together. Mr. Signorio's buggy is also visible in the photo.
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No. 16 - Photo is pre-1920s, since the mansion would be built on this site in the 1920s.
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No. 19 - Young vineyard, with vines approximately four years old near Guasti Road. In the background can be seen the start of a eucalyptus windbreak.
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No. 21 - Young vineyard (2-3 years) showing the detrimental effects of how the wind hit in strips.
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No. 22 - Extensive planting of young vineyards in the foothills north of the winery. Cucamonga peak can be seen in the background. Possibly Ranch Number Two in the foothills north of the winery.
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No. 23 - Vineyard east of Fontana showing vineyards going up into the mountain foothills, (near present day Interstate 15). Vines are two to three years old, and the windbreaks are athol trees.
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No. 25 - The back end of the winery, while looking north. Shows the building built for the raisin industry during WWI, and a section of the stone fermenting room.
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No. 26 - Vineyard near the Fontana area, approximately ten miles east of the winery. The Cajon Pass can be seen in the hills looking north.
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No. 27 - View south of a young vineyard with a new windbreak of athol trees. Mr. Biane's father had discovered that athol trees were used in Algiers to retard wind erosion in vineyards and planted them at Guasti. Some vines show retarded growth due to the effects of the wind.
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No. 29 - Young, well staked vineyard east of the winery with a view of the mountains and athol trees in the background. The Italian Vineyard Company made a terrific effort to plant thousands of acres of grapes. They said they were the largest vineyard in the world.
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No. 30 - Vineyard scene with 2-3 year old vines that are going to receive stakes. This photo is taken east of the winery with a windbreak of athol trees to help against the wind erosion in the sandy soil.
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No. 32 - A new vineyard just getting ready for stakes, and with windbreaks of athol trees. The Cajon Pass is in the distance.
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No. 53 - Back end of the winery with young vines in the foreground, eucalyptus trees, and a pile of lumber to be used for grape stakes.
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No. 5974 - Young vineyard (vines are about three years old) east of the winery. The vines along the RR tracks (probably the Santa Fe) are having trouble getting established, but there is an athol tree windbreak.
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No. 7221 - Vineyard adapted to growing raisin grapes for the WWI food growing effort. The grapes were laid on paper trays to be dried. Later a dehydrator was built to dry the grapes without the fear of rain spoiling the crop.
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No. 7368 - Vineyard with head-pruned vines (no stakes). Sand shifting from the north wind can be seen. This shows use of the noble blade or "trashy" cultivation on the vineyard. All the weeds would be killed by large blade cutting six inches underneath the ground, and then left to lie on the ground for protection from the wind.
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No. 8 - Vineyard with a large number of new plantings, the Cajon Pass and a RR line in view. The Italian Vineyard Co. made a huge expansion effort during this time (c. 1910s/20s) with a lot of new plantings.
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Nitrate 748 1937 Guasti Grape harvest
Nitrate 748 Guasti Grape harvest - 10/13/1937 - Publicity Photo - Comes from a collection of original camera negatives collected by the president of a newsreel company.
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Nitrate 748 Guasti Grape harvest 1937
Nitrate 748 - Guasti Grape harvest 10/13/1937 -Publicity Photo -Comes from a collection of original camera negatives collected by the president of a newsreel company.
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